Investigation of diatomite properties from Ankara-Kizilcahamam and Cankiri-Cerkes regions Ankara-Kizilcahamam ve Cankiri-Cerkes yoresi diyatomitlerinin ozelliklerinin arastirilmasi


ARUNTAŞ H. Y. , Albayrak M., Saka H. A. , Tokyay M.

Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, vol.22, no.4, pp.337-343, 1998 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.337-343
  • Keywords: Amorphous, Diatomaceous earth, Diatomite, Pozzolan
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The physical properties, chemical and mineralogical compositions and microscopic structures of diatomites collected from Ankara-Kizilcahamam and Cankiri-Cerkes regions were examined in this study. The diatomites were found to be pure, amorphous, usually soft and easily friable with particle size of 5-50 μm. It was determined that the diatomites were highly with a high water absorption capacity and contained plagioclase, smectite, and quartz minerals. The specific gravity was less than 2.0 g/cm3. A comparison of the diatomites with relevant standards and other reported literature indicated that they can be used as filtration material, pozzolan and insulation material in various industrial fields.